Randall City Council briefs

Business conducted by the Randall City Council Wednesday night included:

• Meeting the new owner of Long Prairie Sanitation, Terry Lanoue, who purchased the company from Lana and Lert Zander. The City Council voted to accept the contract with Lanoue with the stipulation that an addendum be added to the contract which states the city accepts the transfer of business to the new owner;

• Announcing the city hired Mike Hubner, a resident of Randall, as its new water and sewer supervisor. He will begin Monday, Dec. 2. Hubner is expected to work 2,080 hours per year and will be salaried at $34,756.80 (based on $16.71 per hour). The current supervisor, Dan Thilquist, will stay on for several years to train and advise, while Hubner attends school and qualifies for licensure;

• Voting to accept ownership of the advertising sign on the north end of Pacific Avenue from the Randall Business Group. The motion also included erecting up to two new signs in the future;

• Voting to allow Bill Johnson to erect a 12-foot by 30-foot open-ended enclosure for wood on the back of his garage;

• Asking the city administration to look into automatic bill paying for its utility customers;

• Postponing a decision about lowering the speed limits within the city limits to the November meeting when Police Chief Chuck Strack is able to be present; and

• Announcing the municipal liquor store/bar will hold a Halloween party Saturday, Oct. 26, with a DJ and prizes.

The next City Council meeting will be held at the Randall Fire Hall Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.